New Tech News
October 29, 2017
Important Dates Coming Up
- November 1st- ACT Aspire test for all Sophomores (test is paid for by district) All sophomores arrive at 8:40, all others arrive at the usual Wednesday time of 9:05
- November 3rd- Renaissance Lunch
- November 6th- Ending the Silence program for parents in the cafeteria at 6:30pm
- November 8th- 1:20-1:50 Veteran's Day Program
- November 8th and 9th- Teen Screen (for 9th and 11th graders- permission slips went home last week and will be added to this newsletter on Monday the 30th)
- November 15th- New Tech Gives Back (see below for field trip form)
Please click on the link for the permission slip to New Tech Gives Back. The entire school takes a field trip on this day. Learners who do not attend will be supervised on campus.
Spring Dual Credit Dates
Juniors and Seniors,
Please read the following information carefully. ALL Juniors and Seniors will need to reply on the Dual Credit Question Form below whether you will be taking dual credit in the Spring or not. Please complete the form by November 14, 2017.
Dual credit registration for the Spring semester will begin soon. Below are important dates:
- Priority Registration (current students) - November 14, 2017
- Regular Registration (new students) - November 20, 2017
- Last day for TSI Testing - December 1, 2017
- Go HERE for testing information
- Registration Ends - January 6, 2018
- Classes Begin - January 16, 2018
**Do not sign up for a course that will not fit in your NTH@C schedule. You are not allowed to show up late or leave early from a class for dual credit.**
If you DO plan on enrolling in Spring classes, then please go to the Dual Credit Question Form. You will provide information about the courses you plan to take on that form, and I will give you the necessary paperwork for your DCCCD school within 3 school days of receipt of this form.
If you DO NOT plan on enrolling in Spring classes, then please go to the Dual Credit Question Form. You will provide any current dual credit classes that you are taking as well as provide your decision to not take classes in the Spring.
Please remember to send a transcript to New Tech at the end of each semester for which you take classes. We need these transcripts to add your courses to your high school transcript.
If you have any questions about dual credit, then please e-mail me or stop by and see me. Do not wait until the last minute.
ACT Aspire Information
On Wednesday, November 1st, 10th graders will be taking the ACT Aspire here at NTH@C. They will need to arrive at 8:40 and bring a sack lunch.
Calculators are permitted on the math section and learners are allowed to bring their own as long as they adhere to the ACT calculator policy included in this e-mail. Learners who do not have their own will be provided one by the school.
ACT’s calculator policy is designed to ensure fairness for all examinees, avoid disturbances in the testing room, and protect the security of the test materials.
Light the Night Walk for LLS
The walk is less than one mile, and it’s free to join. Find our team by clicking our sign up link (tinyurl.com/NewTechLight) and typing “New Tech High @ Coppell” in the search bar. We hope to see you there!
For those who won't be able to make it, we encourage you to donate to our year long fundraising effort: tinyurl.com/NewTechLLS "
Model UN Awards
Below are the names of the learners that earned recognition at Regionals
- Resolutions into Realities, YMCA TX MUN Regional MUN Summit
October 28, 2017, Mountain View College, Dallas, TX
- Each award is per the NTH@C learner’s respective MUN committee
- Character Award: Alec Klem (10)
- Best Delegate: Grace Kottak (10)
- Outstanding Delegates: Ryan McCord (10); Paul Chinnam (10); Sahil Chiniwala (9); Amulya Pilla (12); Leonie Reese (11); Nahom Haddis (11); Grace Kottak (10); Hilary Nguyen (10)
- Honorable Delegates: Yash Vaggar (10); Mikayla Hirsch (9); Marc Hatanpaa (9)
- Distinguished Social Media: Mikayla Hirsch (9); Mrs. Boyd (Advisor)
CHS Girls Cross Country team is Region 2-6A Champion
The Region 2-6A Championship meet took place at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie on Monday, October 23. The CHS Girls team claimed the Regional 2-6A title with an impressive victory over some of the top programs in the state. The top 4 teams at the regional meet move on to State and the CHS Boys team placed 5th just missing a state berth. Kaz Carlson-Phelan placed high enough to earn an individual spot at the State 6A Cross Country Meet.
The Coppell Girls Cross Country team will return to the State Championship meet as the Region 2-6A Champions. Freshman Chloe Hassman set a personal record of 18:40.39 leading Coppell with a 4th place finish overall. Maddie Hulcy (18:44.77) was next for Coppell with a 7th place finish. Natalie Fleming (18:52.07) in 11th, Rowan Hassman in 18th, and Izzy Iseley in 21st were the top five competitors for Coppell. Taylor Peltier (53rd), Morgan Colon (84th), Sydney Rowe (alt.), Shelby Spoor (alt.), and Jimena Benavides (alt.) are also members of the Girls Cross Country team that will be representing Coppell at the State meet in November.
The Boys team faced the 2016 state champion Woodlands team, as well as strong teams from Montgomery, College Park, Klein, and Round Rock Stony Point. The Boys came up short with a 5th place finish. Kaz Carlson-Phelan lead Coppell with a 24th place finish in a time of 16:23.34. Also representing Coppell in the Region Championship were Nathaniel Leach (16:41.97) in 36th, Matteo Agius D’Arrigo (16:44.60) in 37th, Grant Evans in 41st, Marcos Bohn in 42nd, Cole Lindbeck (77th), Justin Chow (82nd), Garrett Fredo (alt.), AJ Rothwell (alt.), and Santiago Escalante (alt.).
The Girls team and individual state qualifier Kaz Carlson-Phelan will move on to the State Championship Meet held at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock on Saturday, November, 4.
Please Click Below for the Results of Choir Regionals! We have a couple of learners advancing!
Seen @ New Tech: Punkin Chunkin (I'll have a link to a video in next week's newsletter with much more!)
Seen @ New Tech: Haunted House Makeup
Job Shadowing and Internship Hosting- Help Wanted!
Dear New Tech Parents,
We are looking for help in providing job shadowing experiences for our junior and senior learners. As part of our graduation requirements learners participate in career exploration by shadowing professionals in an occupation of their choice. Learners and their families are primarily responsible for finding these opportunities but several have requested help in this process.
If you, or someone you know, would be willing to host a learner for 10 to 15 hours at your place of business, please let me know! We have students interested in a variety of careers, so any occupation could be a possibility for a valuable experience for a learner. In particular, we have a large number of learners who want to shadow in the areas of programming or game design, engineering, medicine, law, graphic design, business/finance and psychology. Thank you for your support as we work to ensure our graduates are college and career ready.
New Tech High@Coppell
National Alliance on Mental Illness Presentations
As a follow up to the learner and staff presentations on October 18th, NAMI is offering a parent program. The programs that NAMI offers for school are titled Ending the Silence and the parent version is November 6th at 6:30pm. The Ending the Silence program covers different levels of information for different constituents. The learner presentation includes:
- Mental health and awareness for high school aged youth
- Presentation from a NAMI-trained team including a young adult living in recovery with a mental health condition
- Teaches youth the early warning sings of mental health conditions and suicide
- Provides resources and tools to help the youth, friends or family members who may be experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition
For more information, here is the link to the Ending the Silence information on the NAMI webpage: http://www.namidallas.org/ending-the-silence.html
NTH@C Yearbook is excited to be gearing up for our 10th Anniversary as a school. Please watch the following the video from our yearbook staff. The book is currently $60 but will but be going up.
Help FUZE Win a Video Contest!!!!
Below are the links for the video contest that Fuze is competing in. Votes/Likes are 20% of the competition. You can also vote as many times as you like.
New Tech High @ Coppell – Don’t Be Scammed by This Guy: https://www.bbbvideocontest.org/dallas/video/dont-be-scammed-by-this-guy/
New Tech High @ Coppell – Fixer Upper: https://www.bbbvideocontest.org/dallas/video/fixer-upper/
New Tech High @ Coppell – Ore-OH NO: https://www.bbbvideocontest.org/dallas/video/ore-oh-no/
Please use this link if you would like to make a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through our campus.
Please use this calendar to help you determine if days are A days, B days or Workshop and Wonderful Wednesdays.